Broken promise?: Scottish social workers’ crisis puts at risk child protection revolution

8th June, 2022 7:45 am

FEARS have been raised that a ministerial pledge to revolutionise the care of young people in Scotland is at risk with social workers at “a critical tipping point” as staff report increasing concerns that social work workloads have become unmanageable.

A new analysis by Social Work Scotland (SWS) describes an ageing workforce – with some 19% reaching retirement age – and a staff group who are struggling with administrative burdens, fearful of making mistakes, and living with the “moral distress”of having to work in a way which does not align with their professional values.

Source: The Herald

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